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Old 12-08-2013, 17:50   #376
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

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SC When you have time. After that nice dinner and all. Could you make a list of the wrench sizes so I can complete my tool box . Many thanks and great job.
Lets see, in mm, 8,10,12,13,14,17,19,36, 36 "special tool with 8" deep socket. The head bolts needed to be deep socket for the two double nutted studs. So a basic set of sockets and a basic set of deep sockets, plus standard box/open end wrenches.

Most nuts/ bolts were 12,14 or 17 with a few small 10mm on the lift pump, etc.

I used a big adjustable crescent wrench for the big nuts on the engine mounts.

Feeler gauge to set valve lash and ring gap, etc.

Really does not take that many tools to rebuild and engine. If I rebuilt the head I would have needed a spring compressor, but those can be rented at auto places.

A 3" metal band type oil filter wrench makes a great ring compressor, BTW.

Needle nose plyers to remove the curclip holding the piston pin.

Chisel / scraper to remove old gasket material on oil pan,timing cover, etc.

Assorted screwdrivers including one big flat blade type to hold the flywheel, jamming a tooth at the flywheel cover, when breaking free the two crankshaft nuts. That's a two person job, btw.

That's about it or all I needed anyway.

A small block of wood to set the crank shaft oil seal. Hammer of course.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Hiya Boating! Indeed, copper has been used for decades in Diesel fuel lines; no argument from me. Mercedes Benz found severe corrosion issues with these lines, so they replaced them with proprietary alloys and stainless. (Diesel's fuel chemistry reacts with copper, brass and zinc.) New production boats have Diesel fuel lines either made of aluminum or stainless; no more copper.

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Hiya SC! My offer stands, whenever you visit Dallas, seriously!

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That was more detailed than I expected or deserved. I thimk I have it all except the 36 and I hope to not need it soon. It would never go that smoothly for me. Thanks for all.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

I think if yall ck it out. the reason for Alum, and stainless tube for fuel lines, has nothing to do with the abilty of copper to work, but the cost of the copper line has really went up !! alum is a bunch cheaper, and stainless is even cheaper, even if it's only a little bit cheaper! Just my Idea worth about 2 cents
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Hiya BobConnie! That is true too; Aluminum and Stainless tubing are much cheaper than copper. However, Mercedes Benz thinks that Diesel's fuel reacts with copper.

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However, Mercedes Benz thinks that Diesel's fuel reacts with copper.

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You can bang this drum for ten more posts if it makes ya feel better Mauritz but the copper was used for oil, not diesel fuel.
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Congrats. Nice job, well done. Did you ever think about writing it up with pictures and publish it in Cruising Outpost, Cruising World, Sailing, etc. ? Just an idea for the cruising kitty.
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Congrats. Nice job, well done. Did you ever think about writing it up with pictures and publish it in Cruising Outpost, Cruising World, Sailing, etc. ? Just an idea for the cruising kitty.
You know that thought did strike my mind . Resting for a few days. But thinking of writing it up starting next weekish.
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Congratulations! A very inspiring thread!
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Thanks for sharing your information in this great thread. I enjoyed reading your story and held my breath when I read you were starting the engine. It would be an wonderful article. You are an inspiration to the rest of us sailing chicks!



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Let me say it like this: I don't think SC would abandon her boat at sea because a fuel filter plugged up like the guy we read about recently

Good job SC; the force is strong with this one
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Let me add my congrats. Yeoman job!

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The job isn't over until sea trials. Best wishes.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Sailor Chick, you're amazing!
Just think, with a little luck, you get to do it all over again in about 10,000 hours!
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